Somebody said if your kids lie to you, ask yourself what have you done to make your children feel like they can’t safely tell you the truth? That question has changed my whole mindset.
@Ms__TeacherLady That's a normal reaction, it is apart of ones nature to lie unless you have established trust in that since of security where one is not being yelled at. Thoughts from a therapist prospective, personally speaking my children have never done that to me.
@Ms__TeacherLady I empathize and I recognize that I’m speaking from a place of authority over my children whom I must raise with integrity. When they feel they can lie to me, I feel that they’ve underestimated my intelligence. It’s a test of limits and a shot of proving their own authority.
@Ms__TeacherLady I always felt safe and could tell my parents anything. But I also think self preservation is human nature. It is learned long before ppl know if the space is safe or not. But I agree. Kids should feel safe with their parents. But CYA is instinctive LOL.